Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a PTA-supported program that is run by a dedicated group of volunteers whose mission is to offer education, support, and social connections to the local Bailey's community.

Helping Hands es un programa apoyado por la PTA y dirigido por un grupo de voluntarios cuya misión es ofrecer educación, apoyo y conexiones sociales a la comunidad local de Bailey.

Sorting clothes for the Helping Hands boutique

The Helping Hands / Community Liaisons' Office, located behind the primary school campus between the school and the modular, offers support to non-native English speakers by providing assistance for important paperwork, ESL classes, and technology training. They also maintain a community food closet which stocks non-perishable items such as pasta, soups, and cereals. Donations are welcome. The Helping Hands Boutique provides clothing to children in need. Donations of gently used in-season clothing and shoes for infants and children up to 14 years of age may be dropped off in the Community Liaison's office in the quad or the main office at either campus. For those who would like to shop at the Boutique, membership cards are $5 and are valid through June or you may pay $2 each time you shop. If you have clothing or shoes that have stains and/or holes, please consider donating those items to one of the recycling bins in the area. You can visit http://www.planetaid.org/find-a-bin to find a bin that is close to you.

The Holiday Bazaar distributes donated children's gifts and grocery gift cards to families during December. Donations can be dropped at the front office of the primary school in the Fall.

Questions? Please contact our Community Liaisons Maria Demarest (Spanish) at mbdemarest@fcps.edu or Hiba Abdulwahha at haabdulwahha@fcps.edu (Arabic). Both can also be reached at 703-575-6800.